Best Action Movies of 2020

The situation in the global film industry in 2020 is awful. The filmmakers grabbed at straws and swallowed air like a drowning man. Even the largest studios have felt the right hook from the coronavirus. Premieres were postponed. The cinemas were initially closed and then “halved”. The studio-distributor-viewer mechanisms, fine-tuned for decades, collapsed, and plans flew into the basket-like cuts of a film strip in the editing room. Unable to watch movies on the big screen, viewers go for online services.¬†

However, despite all these difficulties, films were shot and films appeared not only in online cinemas but also on screens. No wonder they say that cinema is magic.  

Best action movies: classics of the genre that everyone should watch

We tried to present all the variety of genres and films from different years and countries. We start moving from the 10th position, moving towards the best of the best fighters in our opinion.

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Rating of the best action movies of 2020: top 10 according to Zonapoint

In the presented rating, there are not only fighters in their classic form, there are also other directions – fantastic, historical, disasters. In short, for every taste. So, we start from the 10th position and move up to the 1st.

10. God of Thunder

This guy is just fire

Released: 2020, Norway, USA, UK.
Director: André Ovredal.
Cast: Nat Wolfe, Priyanka Bose, Iben M. Akerlie.

Plot: This is a fantasy action movie with legs growing out of Scandinavian mythology. The main character is Eric, a strange young American with Norwegian roots. He became a witness, and, as it turned out later, an unwitting killer. The guy has memory problems and a nervous breakdown. Psychologist Christine, who works for the Bergen police, is trying to get this strange man to talk. It turns out that Eric has superhuman abilities, he can control discharges of energy, Рsuch as an embodiment (or reincarnation) of the Scandinavian god of thunder and lightning Thor. 

Interesting fact: The filming of the film was funded by a grant provided by the government of Norway, the dialogues in the film are in English and Norwegian, and most of the actors are Norwegians.

9. Birds of Prey: The Fantastic Story of Harley Quinn

And who is this girl and where does she live?

Release year: 2020, USA.
Director: Katie Yan.
Cast: Margot Robbie, Jerry Smollett, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Plot:¬†Familiar to us from the movie “Suicide Squad” Harley Quinn again creates colorful madness.¬†At the beginning of the film, she will tell about the changes in her personal life – parting with the Joker.¬†She puts an end to this relationship in her usual manner, blows up a chemical plant, where her romance with Mr. “Smile” once began.¬†Agree, symbolic – bam, and the end of the chemistry of love.¬†All the villains of Gotham yearn for revenge and blood left without the protection of the all-powerful Joker Harley.¬†She annoyed many.¬†Topping the list of thirsty crime king Roman Sionis.¬†What is Harley doing?¬†She makes friends.

Interesting fact:¬†In the picture, each heroine has her own fighting style.¬†Harley Quinn’s style is based on gymnastics, the Huntress prefers to throw her opponent over herself, Black Canary kicks her opponent, Rene Montoya gives free rein to her fists.

8. “Shugaley”

This is what courage looks like

Release year: 2020, Russia, Tunisia.
Director: Denis Neimand.
Cast: Kirill Polukhin, Oleg Abalyan, Sergey Yatsenyuk.

Plot: The film is based on the real story of the Russian sociologist Maksim Shugaley, who was imprisoned during a business trip to Libya. The sociologist goes to one of the hottest spots on the planet Рthe Libyan capital Tripoli. Together with friend and colleague Alexander Prokofiev, he wants to conduct important research. The information they collect turns out to be dangerous. Working in Libya, Russian researchers uncover a terrorist conspiracy involving the ruling elite. Jugalei and his translator Samer Sueifan are captured by militants. In the prison, prisoners are tortured and beaten.

Interesting fact: In some American media, Shugalei and Sueifan were called political strategists who interfered in the unrealized Libyan elections.

7. ” Bloodshot “

New body – new life

Release year: 2020, USA, China.
Director: Dave Wilson.
Cast: Vin Diesel, Guy Pearce, Lamorne Morris.

Plot:¬†After a successful rescue operation in Kenya, American Marine Ray and his wife Gina go on vacation to a town on the Italian coast.¬†The rest is not going as planned, they are kidnapped by mercenaries, whose leader wants to know who sent special forces to the hostages in Kenya.¬†Ray does not know this and leaves his life, like his wife.¬†Spirit Enhancement Technology Corp., a cybernetic device specialist, is resurrecting the Marine with the latest technology.¬†Ray’s blood is replaced by biomechanical structures – nanites (a kind of new Terminator, but does it work not on transistors?).¬†The Marine’s memory returns, and he remembers his wife and wants to avenge her.¬†What can hold a perfect killing machine?

Interesting fact: In July 2017, it was reported that Jared Leto could play the main role, and negotiations were underway with him, but in March 2018 it was announced that Vin Diesel would play the main character.

6. ” Spencer’s Justice “

Not every cop deserves respect

Release year: 2020, USA.
Directed by Peter Berg.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin.

Plot:¬†Spencer is a former Boston cop who served five years for beating Captain Boylan, the head of the “homicide” department.¬†Taking another breath of freedom, he decides to move to Arizona.¬†Old friend and boxing trainer Henry asks him to stay and help with his pupil Hawke, who is taking his first steps in MMA fights.¬†In Boston, Boylan is brutally murdered and suspicion falls on police officer Terrence, whose body is found in a car near his house.¬†Spencer does not believe in the official version of the murder and subsequent suicide.¬†Taking Hawke as a partner, the former cop begins his own investigation.

Fun Fact: The movie was released on Netflix on March 6th. In the first six weeks, according to the company, 85 million people watched the picture. In the top 10 for October, the film still has the same 85 million views, retaining the third line of the list.

 

5. ” Greenland “

From the supermarket to the secret bunker

Release year: 2020, USA, UK.
Director: Rick Roman Waugh.
Cast: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Scott Glenn.

Plot: A comet is approaching the Earth, which can erase all life from the Earth (the plot is old, like the Egyptian pyramids, but you can also serve a familiar dish under a new movie sauce).¬†Civil engineer John Garrity is not more concerned with “death from space”, but his own marriage, bursting at the seams.¬†He goes to the supermarket to buy food for a party with his neighbors and receives a message that his family has been selected to be rescued.¬†The shock wave from the collision of parts of the comet with the Earth reaches their town, and on TV they show terrible footage of the destruction.¬†Now I would like to get to the secret bunker in Greenland.

Interesting fact: The release of the film was scheduled for June 12, but subsequently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was first postponed to July 31, and then to August 14, 2020.

4. ” Greyhound “

Seven feet under the keel

Released: 2020, USA, China, Canada.
Director: Aaron Schneider.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan.

Plot: The action takes place during the Second World War, in 1942.¬†US Navy Captain Ernest Krause was given command of the newest destroyer Keeling (callsign Greyhound).¬†For him and his team, this is the first Atlantic convoy with troops and cargo for the allies.¬†They must cross the “black pit”, an area where they will be left without aircraft cover and full of German submarines – wolf packs.¬†You can only rely on the forces of the outpost, which are clearly not enough.¬†The endpoint of the route is Liverpool.¬†The destroyer wins in the first encounter with the submarine, though unconfirmed.¬†The next night, the flock attacks simultaneously.¬†Krause is forced to break the silence on the radio.

Interesting fact:  The film is based on the novel The Good Shepherd by the English writer and military historian Cecil Scott Forester. Initially, the picture was planned to be released in March 2020, later the premiere was shifted to June, and then completely canceled. The painting was distributed digitally. 

3. “Tenet”

Need to synchronize watches

Released: 2020, UK, USA.
Director: Christopher Nolan.
Cast: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki.

Plot: A CIA secret agent takes on the most important task of his life. The future of the entire planet depends on its outcome, the main character must prevent the outbreak of the Third World War. The special agent, along with British intelligence, confronts the Russian oligarch associated with the black arms market. The task requires super-efforts and abilities. For the success of the operation, all previous ideas about space and time have to be dropped. Heroes master inversion Рthe technique of time management.

Interesting fact: The¬†shooting took place in the strictest secrecy.¬†Robert Pattinson revealed that he read the script in a locked room at the studio’s headquarters.¬†Michael Caine was only given his scenes to read, not the entire script; he admitted to reporters that he had no idea what the film was about.

2. ” Tyler Rake: Extraction”

mission Possible

Release year: 2020, USA.
Director: Sam Hargrave.
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, David Harbor, Golshifte Farahani.

Plot: Afterschool, the son of imprisoned Indian drug lord Ovi Mahajan is kidnapped by police officers working for a rival drug lord.¬†A group of mercenaries is taken to free him from the hostages.¬†The boy is being held in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, a slum city surrounded by rivers.¬†A responsible task is entrusted to the former military, Australian special forces officer Tyler Reik, who became the head of the squad.¬†He cracks down on the guards and quickly frees the prisoner, but getting the guy to a safe place and getting out of the city where the hunt has been announced is not easy (especially since this time the leading actor Chris Hemsworth has no time with the hand of Thor’s hammer).

Fun fact: The movie was released on Netflix. In July 2020, the company announced that 99 million families had watched the movie in the four weeks after its release, a record for an original Netflix movie.

1. ” Gentlemen “

Cage to face them

Release year: 2019, UK 
Director: Guy Ritchie.
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant.

Plot: An¬†American with a fine instinct for money and criminal talent has been selling drugs since his young nails.¬†Years passed, talent grew.¬†He came up with the perfect scheme for getting crisp bills – to use the estates of the impoverished British aristocracy for his drug business.¬†One journalist got wind of this and came to the companion of this enterprising American, talking about the script for a film about the crimes of his boss.¬†The journalist is confident that the script is an ace up his sleeve.¬†Chases and shootouts, sarcasm and humor, as well as stylish heroes with their own philosophy – this is the set of the moviegoer and fans of Mr. Richie’s work.¬†

Interesting fact: Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the closure of cinemas around the world, the release of the film on online services took place two weeks ahead of the scheduled date РMarch 24.